KPD Scheduled for CALEA Assessment, Public Meeting Aug. 5

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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KPD Scheduled for CALEA Assessment, Public Meeting Aug. 5

Posted: 07/10/2015
KPD and CALEA logosThe Knoxville Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.  The assessment team reviewing the Knoxville Police Department consists of Chief Brian Childress of the Valdosta, Georgia Police Department and Assistant Chief Stacy Kelly of the Newport News, Virginia Police Department.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.  

As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community and agency employees are invited to offer comments at a public information session on August 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm.  The session will be conducted at the Overcoming Believers Church, 211 Harriet Tubman Street, Knoxville, TN 37915.

The public and agency employees are also invited to offer comments to the Assessment Team by calling 865-215-7259 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on August 4, 2015.  

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with accreditation standards.  A copy of the standards is available at the Accreditation Unit at the Knoxville Police Department, 800 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37915. The agency contact is Lt. Virgil Hubbard at 865-215-7522.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Knoxville Police Department's ability to comply with accreditation standards may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.  Persons may also submit written comments by e-mail to calea@calea.org and place “Knoxville Police Department” in the Subject Line.